During a practice round before the 1993 Open at Baltusrol, Lehman said it took him one hour 45 minutes to play the first three holes.
Lehman, who tied with Davis Love III for second place last year at Oakland Hills, handicapped next month's U.S. Open. Lehman's top choices include himself, Woods, Greg Norman, Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie.
Last year, Brian Barnes gave up smoking, gained 20 pounds, lost his swing and felt awful. This year, Barnes started smoking again, lost 20 pounds and feels great.
That's backward, isn't it?
"I can't recommend this for everyone," Barnes said.
Dave Stockton seems to be close to entering the Open at Congressional, mainly because that's where he won the PGA Championship in 1976.
"I'm waiting to see how I play this week," said Stockton, who is playing the Bell Atlantic Classic in Malvern, Pa.
Bruce Crampton's victory last week at the Cadillac NFL Classic broke a five-year, two-month, 10-day drought, the longest between wins in Senior Tour history. It was Crampton's 20th victory. His 19th came at Ojai in 1992. The previous mark for time between victories was five years and one day by John Paul Cain.
Last week was Take A Bank Teller To Lunch Week for Lee Trevino.
Trevino's tie for fourth earned him $51,300 and put him over the $7-million mark ($7,014,559) in earnings. He is the first Senior PGA Tour player to pass $7 million.
On her first hole in the second round at last week's LPGA Championship, Laura Davies four-putted from 20 feet. "It was such a shock," she said.
Davies, 33, said she had four-putted only once before in her pro career. She wound up with a 75, fell out of the lead and finished tied for fourth.
Runner-up Leta Lindley, who lost to Chris Johnson on the second playoff hole, nevertheless won $111,711. That's $99 more than she earned in her entire rookie season in 1995.
Johnson won $180,000. She has not won more than $208,222 in a year.
RYDER CUP GRUDGE?
The fourth season of the renewed Shell's Wonderful World of Golf kicks off with a Ryder Cup showdown with a twist--U.S. captain Tom Kite versus European captain Seve Ballesteros.
Kite-Ballesteros play at Royal Pedrena in Spain, the course where Ballesteros learned the game. The match airs Sept. 30, two days after the Ryder Cup matches in Valderrama, Spain.
The other matches are Couples vs. Tom Watson at Mt. Juliet in Ireland, Lehman vs. Nick Faldo at Royal Westmoreland in Barbados, Montgomerie vs. Phil Mickelson at Cordillera in Vail, Colo., and Jack Nicklaus vs. Johnny Miller at the Olympic in San Francisco.
So far this year, Woods ranks in the top 10 in eight of the 11 statistical categories on the PGA Tour. He is first on the money list ($1.29 million), scoring average (68.47), driving distance (291.5 yards) and total driving.
Woods also leads the U.S. Ryder Cup points list.